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Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder

Key Features

  • Native 1920 x 1081, 1/2.84″ CMOS Sensor
  • 20x HD Zoom Lens
  • Canon DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
  • Dynamic Image Stabilization
  • 3″ OLED Touch Panel View Screen
  • Manual Camera Controls
  • 2x XLR with Manual/Auto Audio Levels
  • HDMI and Composite Output
  • 2x SD/SDHC/SDXC Media CArd Slots


 Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder

Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder is a compact run-and-gun camera that is suitable for ENG, event coverage, and independent and documentary filmmaking. The camera features a 1/2.84″, 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor that captures video at various frame rates up to 59.94p, including a 24p mode for a more cinematic feel. The integrated Canon 20x HD Optical zoom lens has a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 26.8 to 576mm and features an 8-bladed iris to render highlights more naturally. Get this amazing Camera from Gadget Central at an affordable price.

Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Sensor

The XA11 features a 1/2.84-inch HD CMOS Pro sensor with 2.91MP. The large size of the individual pixels enables a minimum subject illumination of 1.0 lux for shooting in low-light conditions.

20x Optical Zoom Lens

The Canon 20x HD zoom lens provides a zoom range with a 35mm equivalent of 26.8 to 576mm and features an improved circular iris design providing a more natural look with out-of-focus areas that are smoother and more appealing. Zoom speed can be set to variable, constant (with 16 levels), fast, regular, or slow.

DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor

The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor works in concert with the sensor to provide images with low noise and rich colour depth. The processing power of the DIGIC DV 4 enables the simultaneous encoding of video to different codecs and bit rates for recording to two separate SD cards at the same time.

Auto Focus

Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder Auto Focus (AF) features include natural-looking medium speed, instant, and face detection AF, which can significantly reduce the effort required when shooters need to keep a particular face in focus in a jostling crowd or similar situation.

Advanced Displays

  • Zebra bars selectable between 70 and 100% are available to help you judge exposure.
  • The XA11 features peaking and 2x image magnification as focus aids.
  • The camera can display and record colour bars or colour bars with reference tones. The colour bars comply with the SMPTE standards. Reference tone levels can be set at -12, -18, or -20 dB.

3″ OLED Touch Panel View Screen and EVF

The 3″, 1,230,000-dot touch panel view screen enables rapidly moving through and selecting menu settings. The colour EVF is 0.24″ with 1,560,000 dots of resolution and tilts up to 45° to accommodate different shooting positions.

Manual Camera Control

  • The XA11 features selectable manual/automatic control on the camera functions, allowing you to choose the best settings for the situation. Functions include Exposure, Shutter Speed, Iris, Gain, Exposure Lock, and AGC Limit.
  • White Balance features six presets (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, and Fluorescent), as well as two manual white balance settings. Additionally, when a specific adjustment of the colour temperature is desired, the colour temperature may be adjusted in 100K increments from 2000 to 15,000K.
  • The camera’s body features five user-assignable buttons so you can customize the camera to access features without having to enter the menu system.


The XA11 features an integrated microphone, and the detachable handle houses two XLR Line/Mic level inputs with +48V phantom power for connecting external mics. The detachable handle also houses the manual audio level controls. A built-in 3.5mm headphone jack with 16 volume settings provides for accurate audio monitoring.


The XA11 features an AV mini terminal for composite video (and audio) via a four-pole 3.5mm mini-jack, as well as a Mini HDMI port that delivers video and audio, allowing you the option of superimposing timecode over your video.

Media Card Slots

Two SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots are built into the camera, allowing for varied recording options:

  • Dual recording: This allows you to simultaneously record the same footage to different media cards using different codecs and bit rates.
  • Double-slot recording: This allows you to record simultaneously to each of the two SD memory card slots, providing an instant backup for your footage.
  • Relay recording: The XA11 automatically switches video recording from one memory card to the other when the first memory card becomes full.

Infrared Shooting Mode

Engaging the Infrared (IR) shooting mode moves the IR Cut filter out of the optical path for shooting in extreme low-light conditions. An IR emitter built into the detachable top handle provides an IR source, and the built-in IR diffuser helps prevent IR hot spots on the subject. In IR mode, you can select from the traditional green-hued IR image or the default setting, which produces a black and white image.

Wired Connectivity

  • USB: An integrated Hi-Speed USB (mini-B) port allows you to download footage from the memory cards. This port is for output only.
  • Remote control port: The camera features a built-in 2.5mm stereo mini-jack for LANC control.

Detachable Top Handle

The detachable top handle contains the audio controls and external XLR audio inputs, as well as a tally light, the infrared emitter, and an accessory shoe. You can remove the top handle from the camera to create an even smaller shooting package.

Additional Features

  • Photo capture: The XA11 offers the ability to capture 1920 x 1080 still images. Photos may be captured to an SD memory card during recording, as well as “frame-grabbed” during playback.
  • Pre-record: The XA11 continuously buffers approximately three seconds of video in memory.
  • Canon XA11 Specs


    Sensor Resolution Actual: 3.09 Megapixel (2208 x 1398)
    Effective: 2.91 Megapixel (2136 x 1362)
    Sensor Type 1/2.84″-Type CMOS Sensor
    Image Stabilization Optical in Integrated Lens
    Minimum Illumination 1.2 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
    0.1 Lux at 1/2 Shutter Speed


    Focal Length 3.7 to 73.4mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 26.8 to 576mm)
    Optical Zoom Ratio 20x
    Max Digital Zoom 400x
    Maximum Aperture f/1.8 to 2.8
    Minimum Aperture f/16
    Minimum Focus Distance Entire Zoom Range: 23.6″ / 60.0 cm
    Wide: 0.4″ / 1.0 cm
    Filter Size 58 mm
    Control Rings Focus
    Focus Control Autofocus
    Manual Focus
    Variable Frame Rates 6 Up to 36000 fps
    Gamma Curve Wide DR
    Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
    Audio Recording AVCHD: 2-Channel LPCM Audio
    MP4: 2-Channel AAC Audio
    IP Streaming Yes
    Video I/O 1 x 1/8″ (3.5 mm) TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
    1 x Mini-HDMI Output
    Audio I/O 2 x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
    1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Input
    Power I/O 1 x Barrel (8.4 VDC) Input
    Other I/O 1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control Input
    1 x USB Mini-B Output
    Size 3.0″
    Resolution 460,000 Dot
    Display Type Articulating Touchscreen LCD


    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C (Recommended)
    Battery Type Canon BP-8 Series
    Power Consumption 4.9 W
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4″-20 Female
    Accessory Mount 1 x Cold Shoe Mount
    Built-In Video Light Yes (Infrared)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 9.1 x 7.1 x 5.2″ / 231 x 180 x 131 mm (With Grip)
    7.2 x 4.3 x 3.3″ / 182 x 109 x 84 mm (Without Grip)

    Packaging Info

    Package Weight 4.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11 x 10.75 x 8.5″
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